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Aileen Lawrie has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Thames-Coromandel District Council effective from 1 August 2022. The recruitment process for the Chief Executive Role was managed by an independent executive search and recruitment service and a Chief Executive Appointment Panel made up of Mayor Sandra Goudie, Deputy Mayor Murray McLean […]

A warning of adverse weather for the Coromandel has been issued this morning by MetService. This is the remnants of tropical cyclone Fili that is now a low and on a course to travel close the the Coromandel Peninsula tomorrow and Wednesday. Expect 100 to 150mm of rain over a short period of time with […]

Rescue services including Coastguard and the Wespac Rescue Helicopter were called to the Aldermen Islands yesterday where a male in his 70’s had suffered a serious accident onboard a boat. The call came in to the rescue centre at about 1:55pm with a report that a man had suffered an accident and needed urgent medical […]

That unique signature laugh will be sadly missed from the airwaves when Rex hangs up his headphones for the last time today. Rex has in his own words had a meaningful discussion with himself and has made the decision that the time has come to say adios to his radio career and time to focus […]

Our reporter and owner of CFM John Grant, looks at the decision by Minister Mahuta to again delay Council elections in Tauranga.   The headline of “Democracy Under Attack” might seem a little dramatic, but then a number of things have happened of recent times that ring my alarm bells, none more so than Friday’s […]

ukThe Peace Flotilla has arrived en masse at Helena Bay, the site of Russian oligarch Alexander Abramov’s luxury retreat. They have already made their presence felt with a large sign saying “Stand Up To Puten” (Sic) written in the sand above the highwater mark. There has been a number of security people spotted around the […]

Mayoral hopeful John Freer sees the need for substantial change for our Council and is already on the campaign trail to promote his ideas for a more inclusive, transparent and effective team-based approach. He is particularly engaged in rebuilding community links and developing greater involvement with local groups in the day-to-day activities of Council. He […]

According to Gaspy the cheapest petrol on the Coromandel at the moment (and confirmed at 11am Sunday and before discount vouchers) was from New World Whitianga with a litre of 91 costing 288.7c. The current price of fuel is having a significant impact on household expenditure. New Zealand households  spend just under 3% of income […]

In a Facebook post issued yesterday, Waikato DHB have said that they are no longer able to provide a detailed breakdown on cases by towns/cities as detailed location data is no longer available for every case. They have said the shift to Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT’s) is the cause of this change. They will instead […]

At 81 years of age most would be considering retirement but Sir Cliff has instead decided to stop his music career in a move he says will allow him to change his mind and return if inclined in the future. He said he was pleased to have been able to perform “The Great 80 Tour” […]


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